|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said a one-stop-shop approach to administrative procedures had shortened processing time significantly, but said an acceleration of reforms was essential.— VNA Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the reform of administrative procedures for individuals and business operations to be sped up.
Dung was speaking at a working session on administrative procedure reform with officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Ha Noi yesterday.
The focus was on processes relating to the establishment and dissolution of businesses, and the implementation of investments.
The PM said it was the Government's key task to improve the institutional framework and push administrative reform, adding that ministries and localities needed to continue to review the measures they used to attract investments.
He said improvements to the business environment and an increase in national competitiveness contributed substantially to Viet Nam's rapid and sustainable development, as well as industrialisation and modernisation.
He said a one-stop-shop approach to administrative procedures had shortened processing time significantly, but said an acceleration of reforms was essential.
Dung proposed that ministries and sectors provide specific measures to perfect the legal framework for investments and businesses.
He said there should be a particular focus on reforming administrative procedures, removing barriers to investment, reforming market access procedures, implementing investment projects, and encouraging business operations in all areas of the economy.
The ministry said it had been working with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Public Security since 2007 to implement the one-stop-shop approach to business and tax registrations, and other procedures relating to the establishment of new businesses.
In 2010, the national business registration system was set up to fundamentally reform the business landscape in Viet Nam. — VNS